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Zamia pumila
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Zone
Zones 21-25, 27, H1, H2
Partial Sun
Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Zamia pumila

Coontie
Zamiaceae (Cycadaceae)
Palms and cycads

ZAMIA

Of the 100 or so species, only the following two are generally seen. Slow-growing plants. Short trunks (may be completely or partially beneath the soil level) are usually marked with scars from old leaf bases. Circular crowns of leaves resembling stiff fern fronds or small palm fronds. Need organically enriched, fast-draining soil.

Zamia pumila

From Florida, Cuba, and the West Indies. Grows to 4 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. Short trunk is largely below the soil level. Fronds to 3 ft. long, with as many as 30 pairs of dark green leaflets to 5 in. long and 1 1/4 in. wide.

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